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Top 10 Foods Every Family Must Store To Survive A Food Crisis

By Rod Davidson

It all happens so fast.

Within a few minutes our lives are can be changed forever. Thrown into turmoil. Turned upside down in the blink of an eye.Clouds rush in from out of nowhere. Winds quickly pick up to a terrifying speed. Torrential rain whips down and rapidly causes flash floods.We never know what Mother Nature is going to send our way. You can’t stop a massive storm from hammering down your door, but you can be prepared. read more

Best Place To Store Your Food Supply If In The Basement

best-place-to-store-food-supply-in-basementIf you are storing your emergency food supply in the basement (or garage?) or other such similar place, here is a tip which might help avoid some problems…

Store your food supply at least 3 to 6 inches off the ground, and away from walls.

This helps ensure that your food supply remains safe from rodents, insects, and moisture. read more

Five Powdered Foods Worth Storing

Powdered foods are a great option for people who want to store a lot of food but don’t have much space. As long as you have a reliable source of drinking water or a way to purify rain or river water, you’ll be in good shape. Below are what I consider some essential foods that are available in powdered form. read more

3 Natural Recipes for Household and Beauty Products

Have you ever read the labels on your household and beauty products? Even the “natural” stuff often contains a long list of ingredients that are nearly impossible to pronounce, let alone identify. In addition, many of these products can get expensive. Whether you are concerned about the expense, the ingredients or what you will do in the event that stuff hits the fan, there’s never been a better time to get back to basics. Rather than succumbing to the status quo and buying these products off the shelf every month, many people are choosing to make their own products. These homemade soaps, lotions and detergents are cheap and easy to make at home and require only simple, healthy ingredients that are easy to tailor to your own needs. read more

FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNIQUES: LEARN HOW TO PICKLE

PreservingFood-708x404-300x171I am not an enthusiastic cucumber pickle eater. I pretty much like two kinds: bread-and-butter pickles made into a relish to eat with hamburgers and hot dogs and little sour cornichons to eat with pâté. However, there are many dishes I eat that call for vinegar, as in sausages with cauliflower, and so there was a certain logic in preparing pickled cauliflower: Having it on hand meant that instead of adding vinegar when cooking the sausages and then blanching the cauliflower and adding it as well, I could simply dump the contents of my jar over the browned sausage and be done.  read more

Why Have Food Storage?

When it comes to food storage, some folks ask “Is it really necessary?” But recent events in the United States and around the globe are evidence to the fact that, sometimes, things just happen that are beyond our control. Take Hurricane Sandy, for example. Surely, the locals didn’t expect to endure such a trying disaster in the months leading up to the horrific event. Many endured losing everything they had. Others were forced to evacuate as soon as possible. But all involved experienced a level of uncertainty and instability. read more

5 Affordable Steps You Can Take to be More Prepared

PennyPincher-708x404Oh, if I only had a million dollars I could purchase everything I think I could need if the grid went down for good. I tell myself that sometimes when I am driving around thinking about everything still to be done and I guess that I use that as an excuse for any shortcomings in my plan. Taking steps to be more prepared when you start to plan for a lot of contingencies can quickly start hitting the wallet and if you aren’t careful your new found hobby of urgent acquisition of survival gear and supplies can hurt your finances and possibly your relationship with your spouse. read more
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Top 5 Things NOT To Hoard

Talking to some survivalist friends, I realised that every one of us had filled our pantries with at least one useless item. Two of my friends were actually quite upset at the end of our meeting, when they realised half their pantry is taken up by items they may never use. They`re just beginners and they`ll work it out in time, but the money they`ve wasted is not coming back. read more

Store Veggies for Long Term Survival

veggies-300x200You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal.  The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay fresh for very long. You’re usuallyleft holding the bag if you want some good produce during a food shortage, societal breakdown or a major event. It’s not that difficult though, to get a good mix of veggies in your diet. read more